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Finding Rest in the Midst of a Busy World {& a giveaway}



I am in love with 2014 already.  As I turn my calendar to a fresh new page, I am grateful for new beginnings, second chances, and an opportunity to evaluate my life in 2013 and intentionally focus on making changes in 2014.

One of my new years goals is to find more rest in the midst of a busy world.

Living well in this modern world is a challenge.  The pace of life, along with the new front porch of social media, has changed the landscape of our lives.  Women have been told for far too long that being on the go and accumulating more things will make their lives full.  As a result, we grasp for the wrong things in life and come up empty.

As moms, wives, homemakers, co-workers, sisters, friends and daughters – we women can grow weary trying to do it all.

Jesus says “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” ~Matthew 11:28

Sometimes when I click around on the blog-o-sphere or on pinterest and twitter and facebook and instagram –I start to feel like my ideals and expectations for my family life rise –then reality hits and it all comes crashing down.  Life is not pinterest pretty.  It is hard and sweet and good and messy and funny and sad and just a big mixed bag!

But then I go to God’s word and open it and there I find rest as I gulp down a huge glass of living water –and it is through the principles of God’s word that I learn to be a woman — who is living well.  And there I find rest like no social media can give.

God did not make us to be cookie-cutter women. We are not replicas of each other.  We all have different husbands and different children and different circumstances and different talents and different trials that we are in.

I believe a strong Godly home can look 1,000 different ways because God made us each unique.

But God has given us principles for our walk with Him, our marriages, our parenting and our homemaking that we all can follow in our own unique way.

Are you searching for more rest within the four walls of your home? Are you wondering what principles you could be applying from God’s word that would bring more joy?  Do you find it hard to hear God’s voice amongst the clamor of this world?

The voice of the Lord is powerful – he speaks as the King of Kings!  He is worthy of us intentionally blocking out the worlds noise and tuning into his voice.  He loves us and longs to speak to us.

As we begin this new series on Good Morning Girls titled Intentionally Focused, I want to invite you to also join me on a journey toward being women living well through my newly released book titled Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home.

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To learn more about what is inside this book, you can view the book video trailer below:

(if you cannot see the video, click here)

Today we are giving away 1 signed copy of the book Women Living Well , a “Sparkling Snow” Yankee Candle and  a set of Lysa Terkeurst’s New York Times Best Selling Book and DVD set titled: Unglued.


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Enter to win in the Rafflecopter below!

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I pray that in 2014, we would experience rest and joy in our hearts and homes.

Walk with the King,

Courtney, WomenLivingWell.org

The book is available in most bookstores
and on-line via Kindle and paperback at Amazon.com
or on Nook at Barnes and Noble.
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  1. I love a fresh,new start too!!! I would love a copy of Courtney’s book!

  2. Halona Luna says:

    Today is my 40th birthday and kind of a growing period for me. I hope I win!!

  3. Love the new year and would love a chance to win!

  4. Great trailer! I hope I win! :)

  5. I just bought my WLW book at the store yesterday and am very much looking forward to the study! Entered the giveaway too so I can share w/friends if I win :) Happy New Year!

  6. Kay chambliss says:

    Thank you Jesse, I look forward to the study.

  7. I have always admired the s rupture centered lessons
    I receive from these studies. Look forward to reading the book!

  8. This is a redo since the email was incorrect.

    I have always admired that these studies with you are so scripture centered.

    I look forward to reading the book. Congratulations!

  9. Susie Stewart says:

    I am so excited about this new book. I have just had cataract surgery on both eyes and for the first time in almost 50 years, I can see clearly!! God is so amazing to enable my doctor with the knowledge and skill to restore my eyesight without the need for glasses anymore. I look forward to being able to read clearly and see this beautiful incredible world with more clarity. That clarity starts with clearly seeing my life as it should be through God’s word.

  10. Looking forward to this study! Much needed.

  11. sandra H. says:

    Thank you for all that you do. I appreciate the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. Your devotions have been a blessing to me.

  12. Jada smith says:

    Would love to win this! Thanks for all you do! Happy new year! :)

  13. After recently becoming “unstuck” through Jennie Allen’s bible study, I am ready for a fresh start; a transformation through God’s word.

  14. Love Good Morning Girls! Would love to win!

  15. Tiffany Blackwell says:

    I am doing the book club this month for the new Women Living Well book and I would love to win this giveaway!! Fingers crossed :)

  16. 3 less entries all because I don’t tweet. Thats kind of…well. I suppose im part of a small percentage after all ^.^ I would love to win this! Good luck to everyone who’s entered! :-)

  17. Julie fuller says:

    When life is always so busy…2 teenagers and a pre-teen, it’s hard not to feel defeated a lot and always playing catch-up. Admittedly unglued way more than I should be! Winning would be great

  18. ilene anderson says:

    HI There ! Thank you for this opportunity ! Many Blessings to all ! <3

  19. I don’t have time, this is what I seem to say all the time?

  20. Happy 2014! I’d love to win!

  21. Kimberly Rogers says:

    Love this! I really would love to win this. I could really use it.

  22. Would love to win this!! Blessings to you in 2014 Courtney!

  23. I am looking forward to this study.

  24. I would love to win this. If I do I have a special friend that will be receiving it since I already have a copy

  25. Jessica Feliciano says:

    I would love to win a copy of Courtney’s book!

  26. Katrina Snider says:

    Would love to have a copy of this wonderful book. I have already printed the companion. I am so wanting to become a more Godly wife, mother and woman….. :-)

  27. MaryLou Hartman says:

    I am greatly blessed and strengthened in my walk with Christ by the two previous studies of Good a Morning Girls I have joined. With God’s help I plan to be much more disciplined in the new year.

  28. Courtney, I just read this today (Jan 2nd)—funny how posts can show up a day later in my inbox, but absolutely right on time for my spiritual self. I enjoyed reading your post. It encouraged me and reminded me that I can make the choice to be grateful with each new day that God blesses me with. Yes, life is crazy and it’s incredibly difficult to keep my heart and eyes focused on my King and Heavenly Father with so many distractions and balance that out with others’ expectations. I appreciate your posts and just wanted you to know that.

  29. sheila payne says:

    I look forward to this book.

  30. Thanks for the chance to win this lot of goodies!

  31. Would love to win this. Desiring a refreshing renewal for the new year.

  32. Robin Still says:

    I am looking forward to following God and His lead this year…I so need to slow down and this is my time to find a new start. May you be blessed as you are a blessing to me and so many others. ~Smiles & Blessings, Robin :)

  33. Happy 2014!!! I recieved Courtney’s book, Women Living Well, this year for Christmas. I am only a few chapters in but I am already loving the truth and wisdom behind every word and the encouragement to grow in my faith as a young woman and a young wife. Looking forward to the blessing of this new year and hoping I exceed many new accomplishments in my walk with the king.

  34. Oh my gosh! I think this is my favorite give a way ever! I have been wanting Women Living Well for some time now, but have not been able to purchase it yet. And I LOVE Lysa Terkeurst and have heard nothing but awesome reviews about Unglued! And who doesn’t love candles! I have been lighting a candle ever since the fall when I started following your blog and was “Making my house a home” <3

  35. I would love a copy of this book…can’t wait for the study to begin!

  36. I tweeted but I can’t figure out how to share the link from my iPad :)
    Hope I win! Starting this book with friends on Monday!

  37. A new start to the new year sounds wonderful! Blessings to You!

  38. What a great giveaway! Much needed at this point in my life!

  39. Heard the book is the “bomb digity”…I would very much love….

  40. Looking forward to a fresh new start!! Hugs, HL

  41. MarceinIa says:

    I need this book for this season in my life! To God be the glory!

  42. Admittedly, this is my first glimpse at GMG. I was introduced to your site by a valued and trusted friend. I am looking forward to joining you in your new series “Intentionally Focused.” As a widow, raising three children, I know all too well the challenges of living well in this modern world.

  43. Would love to win this book so I can do the Bible Study ,Women Living Well !
    The Candle sounds very nice too !
    New Year, New Start, Feeling Blessed ~~~

  44. I love this – it just speaks to my situation right now. Looking forward to the study and would love to win the book. Every blessing.

  45. This sounds so refreshing! What a great win.

  46. Winning these meaningful books would be a great way to start the new year. :)

  47. Thank you for the opportunity to receive such an amazing prize!

  48. Anna McCrary says:

    Loved the trailer!! :)

  49. Would love to win and share this prize!

  50. Charlotte Smith says:

    I am looking forward to the fresh start of 2014. Thank you for the guidance and support in my walk with God. Happy New Year and blessings for a happy and healthy 2014.


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